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Obituaries

March 17, 1999

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Marvin R. Kirby

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marvin Ray Kirby, 57, of 11860 Ivanhoe Drive, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1941, in Goldsboro, N.C., he was the son of the late John L. and Rebecca Jane Goff Kirby.

He was a 1962 graduate of Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia.

He had been employed as a surface grinder at Teledyne Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro for 20 years. He was employed at AMP Inc. in the shipping department.

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He was a member of Greater Harrisburg Association of the Deaf (GHAD). He bowled in national tournaments.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Baylor Kirby, whom he married Aug. 1, 1970; a daughter, Martha K. Blattenberger of Waynesboro; three sisters, Darlene Harrison of San Marcos, Texas, Janie Foskey of Dagsboro, Del., and Patricia Murray of Millsboro, Del.; a brother, Lloyd J. Kirby of Georgetown, Del.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ernestine Vickers.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 100 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Alice I. Crampton

SHARPSBURG - Alice Irene Crampton, 69, of 3641 Harpers Ferry Road, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at her home.

Born Oct. 15, 1929, in Antietam Furnace, she was the daughter of the late Otho James and Martha Irene Hutson Kretzer.

She was employed by Maryland Ribbon Co., retiring in 1992. Previously, she worked for Hagerstown Shoe Co. for 24 years.

She was a member of Antietam Church of God, Sharpsburg.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Charles Crampton; two sons, Larry Richard Ecton of Sharpsburg and Barry Leon Miller of Hagerstown; four sisters, Dorothy Jones of Boonsboro, Geraldine Shank and Norma Guessford, both of Sharpsburg, and Deatta Giffin of Fair Play; two brothers, Otho E. A. Kretzer of Sharpsburg and Wayne Kretzer of Boonsboro; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Kretzer and Gardner Kretzer.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Antietam Church of God, Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Jan S. Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m.

Archie L. Shorter

CLEAR SPRING - Archie L. Shorter, 59, of 122 Cumberland St., died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 10, 1939, in Hinton, W.Va., he was the son of Durward and Marie Thomas Shorter of Baltimore.

He owned and operated Archie's Place in Clear Spring. He previously was employed by Raymond Metals in Baltimore.

He was a member of North Point Baptist Church in Baltimore.

He was a member of Potomac Fish & Game Club in Williamsport; Moose Club in Mercersburg, Pa.; and Williamsport Redmen 84.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wyand Shorter; two daughters, Sue Noland and Diane Brant, both of Clear Spring; two sons, Archie Shorter of Baltimore and Jerry Brant of Clear Spring; a sister, Mary Walker of Baltimore; a brother, Dale Shorter of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dan Keever will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles N. Loizos

INWOOD, W.Va. - Charles Nicholas "Charlie" Loizos, 74, of Inwood, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Nicholas and Helen Handakas Loizos.

He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School; and attended Shepherd College and Potomac State College.

He was co-owner of Princess Restaurant in Martinsburg. He retired from the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.

He is survived by his wife, Alice "Aleke" Katsambas Loizos; a daughter, Elaine C. Loizos of Inwood; three sons, Nicholas C. Loizos of Inwood, Christopher C. Loizos and Anastasios C. Loizos, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Dorothy LaRue of Martinsburg and Frances Hinton of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sophie Markowitz and Mary Fisher.

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